Sunday, July 30, 2006

Deforestation Benin

Deforestation Benin
Originally uploaded by Jonathan Marks.

Towards the central part of Benin is a lot of evidence of deforestation, with the teak and shea trees being cleared to grow corn instead. In areas where they grew cotton, the land is quickly made useless and has to lie fallow for 5 years in order to recover.

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